NFD Responds to Fire at White River Elementary

(Photo courtesy of NFD)
Carbon, a therapy dog serving with NFD, takes time to visit with and comfort some of the children from White River Elementary on Tuesday.

This past Tuesday, the Noblesville Fire Department responded to an after-school emergency call around 3:30 p.m.

The first units on the scene were met with light smoke. quickly locating the source in one of the classrooms. The sprinkler system activated, stopping the fire from spreading and limiting damage to the room. The small fire, contained by both the sprinkler system, was swiftly extinguished by NFD personnel.

The staff and after-school-care children were able to safely evacuate the building without any danger or injuries. Shortly after NFD arrived, staff and students were able to re-enter the gymnasium and wait there until they were picked up.

During their short wait, the children were introduced to NFD therapy dog Carbon, who visited the children until the scene was released to fire investigators.

NFD was assisted by Noblesville Police Department.